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Old 12-07-2011, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to Skidazzle last Friday and finally found a Burton Nug I was looking for (Was also trying my best to find a K2 Raygun(couldn't) and a..parkstar?) used at $250. Was ridden twice and had some wear but looked pretty good to me(But what do I know? I'm a beginner haha). It was the only Nug at the show so I had to jump on the sale! It's a 150cm board, which when standing is just under my nose. I'm 5'3" male at 165-170 lbs. I first heard of the Nug when Burton's board finder matched me to the 142cm Nug and also recommended a 146. The site also says the 150cm is to be paired with their 'large' sized bindings, I need mediums. Did I defeat the purpose of this board by going so big? Dunno how 'medium' bindings will do on this board either. Any advice would be very welcome!

By the way, I tried searching for a general Burton Nug thread to tack this post on but couldn't find one after 5 pages so had to make a new thread.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Nug is designed so you can downsize about 10cm from your normal boards. Given your weight I believe you should be better with a 146. As you said - you might have defeated the purpose of this board . But as long as it's fun and rides well, you made a good deal anyway. You should be able to sell it for a similar price if you don't like it.
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you will be fine on the 150....FINE! Just ride it and quit worrying!

edit, go a little wider with your stance on a NUG...you might enjoy it.
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The Nug is designed so you can downsize about 10cm from your normal boards. Given your weight I believe you should be better with a 146. As you said - you might have defeated the purpose of this board . But as long as it's fun and rides well, you made a good deal anyway. You should be able to sell it for a similar price if you don't like it.
Yeah, figured I could sell it around the price I bought it. Seems like people are holding on to their boards since I can't find a used 146.
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you will be fine on the 150....FINE! Just ride it and quit worrying!

edit, go a little wider with your stance on a NUG...you might enjoy it.
Hahah, I had to check! Just realized the day after that it was pretty big. I enjoyed doing some nice, hard turns last season so I'm hoping a larger Nug won't be too sluggish or something. I'm going to get some Burton Custom EST's to go with this, hoping those would sell easily as well if I don't enjoy this setup. I guess the added length helps with a stable ride and maybe better in powder then the smaller one. The previous owner said he used it in powder over at Mammoth and it rode well. The guy was much taller than me so the board was the appropriate size for him.
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Yeah, figured I could sell it around the price I bought it. Seems like people are holding on to their boards since I can't find a used 146.


Hahah, I had to check! Just realized the day after that it was pretty big. I enjoyed doing some nice, hard turns last season so I'm hoping a larger Nug won't be too sluggish or something. I'm going to get some Burton Custom EST's to go with this, hoping those would sell easily as well if I don't enjoy this setup. I guess the added length helps with a stable ride and maybe better in powder then the smaller one. The previous owner said he used it in powder over at Mammoth and it rode well. The guy was much taller than me so the board was the appropriate size for him.
hey i just read that you were looking for some custom bindings, im actually selling custom est bindings.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hey i just read that you were looking for some custom bindings, im actually selling custom est bindings.
I'm waiting for a paycheck or two (Damn black friday!). What size n' color?
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email or pm if interested aznglfer@gmail.com
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Actually they are black and large and brand new. Don't know if you would want them since you are looking for medium.

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put it on ebay and get a 142....do it.
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Actually they are black and large and brand new. Don't know if you would want them since you are looking for medium.
Ah, gotcha. I found some white ones in medium for $150 on ebay. Best I could find so far.
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put it on ebay and get a 142....do it.
Thought my board was fine!? I'll have to go to the Burton shop in LA and see how short a 142 is and how the 146 compares.
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